"Sweet Sunshine" as written by Carl Stephenson and Beck Hansen....
Touch me on the inside with a finger full of famine
Want to get you on the sofa later; want to shake and bake me?

Bucket full of blood
Got you on my mind
Gonna break my face on the sweet sunshine
Bucket full of blood
Got you on my mind

Gonna break my face on the sweet sunshine
I want to get up off the floor
I want to run to the devil and get me some more
I want to get up off the floor
I want to run to the devil and get me some more
Barroom

Full of bread with a horse-whip ? screamin
We are strong and ?

Grab your wine, tell me where you been
With the violin time and the moon gettin' thin
Grab your wine, take me where you been
With the violin time and the moon gettin' thin

I want to climb up off the rug
I want to swing through the city on a wreckin' ball
I want to climb up on the wall
I want to swing through the city on a wreckin' ball

Lay onto the dawn and on your plentiful sensation
Cause the town is full of sound
And I killed my last relation
Got a bucket full of blood
Got you on my mind
Gonna break my face on the sweet sunshine
Got a bucket full of blood
Got you on my mind

Gonna break my face on the sweet sunshine
I want to get up off the floor
I want to run to the devil and get me some more
I want to get up off the floor
I want to run to the devil and get me some more


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"Sweet Sunshine" as written by Carl Stephenson Beck Hansen

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    General CommentDammit... I wish I wasn't the first one to post on this. I really want to know what this is about, this song rocks ass!
    Angry Saron June 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentman this song means... well IDK umm none of the songs make sense, good song though
    watsgoldin?on February 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSorta creepy. I love this song. Sounds like a bad acid trip to me
    hey_chickenon August 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are off.

    "Touch me on the inside with a finger full of gravy, wanna get you on the sofa, lady, wanna shake and bake me"

    "Bottle full of pain with a hog's head screaming
    With a scumbag soul and a body always screaming"

    "...violin cryin'..."

    "Hail to the dawning of the plentiful sensation
    'Cause the town is full of sound and I killed my last relation"

    Sounds a lot like drugs, if you ask me, but my view's skewed. But ex-girlfriend makes a lot of sense.
    HappySalmonFamilyon March 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'll shake and bake Beck. (x

    But, seriously, this song scares me. o_o Whatever it is in the background through the song that kind-of sounds like it's growling..eugh..~shivers~

    This is another Beck song where I have no idea what it could mean. =/ He's probably the only one that knows. Haha.
    sjj92on June 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentis this song about masterbation? or a rapist? idk but think about it..
    fizzywateron July 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt could be... I kept thinking acid trip too O:
    DJgifon September 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are off. I think they're supposed to be:

    Touch me on the inside with a finger full of gravy
    Gonna get you on the sofa, lady wanna shake and bake me
    Bucket full of blood, got you on my mind
    Gonna break my face on the sweet sunshine
    Bucket full of blood, got you on my mind
    Gonna break my face on the sweet sunshine
    I wanna get up off the floor, I wanna run to the devil and get me some more
    I wanna get up off the floor, I wanna run to the devil and get me some more

    Bottle full of pain with a hog's head screaming
    With a scumbag soul and a body always screaming
    Grab your wine, tell me where you been
    With a violin cryin' and the moon gettin' thin
    Grab your wine, tell me where you been
    With a violin cryin' and the moon gettin' thin
    I wanna climb up on the wall, I wanna swing through the city on a wreckin' ball
    I wanna climb up on the wall, I wanna swing through the city on a wreckin' ball

    Hail to the dawning of the plentiful sensation
    'Cause the town is full of sound and I killed my imagination
    Bucket full of blood, got you on my mind
    Gonna break my face on the sweet sunshine
    Bucket full of blood, got you on my mind
    Gonna break my face on the sweet sunshine
    I wanna get up off the floor, I wanna run to the devil and get me some more
    I wanna get up off the floor, I wanna run to the devil and get me some more

    Then again, the vocals on this song are really hard to interpret because of all the weird distortion on it.

    I honestly have no clue what this song is about. On one hand, it sounds like it could be about addiction, with lines like "I wanna run to the devil and get me some more" and the "sweet sunshine" is whatever you're addicted to. I can also see it having something to do with masturbation or sex.

    Though knowing Beck's Mellow Gold era songwriting, he probably just made them up from the top of his head like he did with Loser, Steal My Body Home, and a few others. I think one of the weirdest things about this song is that it's called "Sweet Sunshine," yet it sounds so...dark. Maybe he was going for that, so he threw in some dark-sounding lyrics for ironic purposes?
    The Minutemanon December 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThere's something about this whichs reminds me of Tom Waits and Primus' "Jack Kerouac on the road."
    LivingItRighton November 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI really have no idea what this song means.. It's pretty strange. I also assumed it was dealing with drugs + sex.
    PTCGAZon December 10, 2012   Link

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